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Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell U on 1981-05-16

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Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell U on 1981-05-16

Topics Live concert

Feel Like A Stranger-> Friend Of The Devil-> Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Althea-> CC Rider, Brown Eyed Women, Passenger, High Time-> Let It Grow-> Don't Ease Me In Shakedown Street-> Bertha-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Spanish Jam-> Drums-> Truckin'-> Nobody's Fault But Mine-> Stella Blue-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> One More Saturday Night, E: Uncle John's Band

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Barton Hall, Cornell U
Location Ithaca, NY

Source Audience Recording
Lineage FOB> 3 Sennheiser 421 mics > Nakamichi 550 > directly to disc via HHb 800 burner (via Jim Wise).(Previous SHN release); Patch Source: Eddie Claridge's 421 mics(set up on the SBD)>(Eddie's)D-5>(Jim Wise's)D-5>D-5>D-5>CDR
Taped by Jim Wise, Eddie Claridge
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Main Source:FOB> 3 Sennheiser 421 mics > Nakamichi 550 > directly to disc via HHb 800 burner (via Jim Wise).(Previous SHN release); Patch Source: Eddie Claridge's 421 mics(set up on the SBD)>(Eddie's)D-5>(Jim Wise's)D-5>D-5>D-5>CDR ; Please see text file for further details on sources ; Via Torbjorn & Tommy Dunscuk ; Seeded to Etree by T. Wiley


Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2013
Subject: Wise's Senns Take The Prize For Dynamics Tonight.
Sorry Alex and Bigboypeete, I'm going to have to disagree with you two on this one. I think the Sennheisers' top end sparkles too much to pass it up. Yah, they might be just a bit tinny. But overall, I like. As usual, the Naks have a fullness that these close-in, hand-held Senns don't. But I think I'd rather listen to this recording just a little more than the other. It seems the Naks are too far away; maybe just in front of or just behind the board. How do I love the early '80s? "Let me count the ways"...
Reviewer: mirabela - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 14, 2011
Subject: Lord have mercy ...
This one is thunderously good. It's one of those fall-in-love-all-over-again kind of tapes -- an awesome, crisp recording of a well-played, energetic show with truly wonderful moments scattered all through it. I especially like how the aud tape captures the feeling of the hall and the crowd (and what other band's fans could sing along en masse and word for word with a song like "High Time"?) without getting in the way of the music. It's a sweet evening's listening, for sure.
Reviewer: Sir-Mix-Alot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2010
Subject: Awsome recording, awesome show!
Hats off to Jim Wise for this recording. It beats Doug Mow's for sure. This tape has a up-front, tight sound. I especially loved the Spanish Jam, Stella Blue > GDTRFD > Sat Nite. Check out Garcia's riff at "where the climate suits my clothes". Good Stuff!
Reviewer: sizhla - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 12, 2007
Subject: damn.
FOTD gave me chills. Had to laugh to keep from cryin'...
Reviewer: NYLifer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 17, 2007
Subject: Great Recording, but one unnoted flaw
The High Time cuts at 2:33. Get the full 8+ minue version from the other copy of the show here
Reviewer: Mr. Charlie - Lambertville - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 5, 2006
Subject: This one takes the cake..
Wouldn't it be nice to have this problem more often. Which one to chose when there is no bad answer. Thihs recording IMO is definitely the one to download. Recordedin the sweetspot on or infront of the board. Just sounds better to me. Terrific show with a strong finish. Remember how satifying shows like this were?
Reviewer: Patty Falafal - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2006
Subject: senn's win for me,
after going back and forth several times, and although both recordings are more than acceptable in their own right-outstanding in fact-I had to go with the this one...for me jerry's guitar is just so crystal clear note for note I couldn't pass it up...fab sound, previous comments speak enough about the show quality and ambience!
Reviewer: tivo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 20, 2005
Subject: mmm how i love the early 80s
A superb recording of an outstanding show!!! Lots of energy and tight playing!
Reviewer: bigboypeete - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 17, 2005
Subject: sounds good but
check out the new aud put up, its a step above this one
Reviewer: DEADBUCK - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 16, 2005
Subject: Gr8 Show
Sounds great said before...whats up with barton...this is my second trip there..and Im glad! Sounds good and the list is not so bad. Enjoy.
Reviewer: nyc oldie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2005
Subject: A great month
This was a great month for me in GD show history. I caught 9 shows of this 14 show run, with this being the last. All while a jr in HS.
Reviewer: drewstar11 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2004
Subject: Stellar Sound, Stellar Show!
I love AUD recordings, so maybe I am biased to this show, but I would take this over the cleanest soundboard every day of the week. Jerry is firing majestically and the band is having one of those nights that we all dreamed about as soon as the show dates were announced. The High Time alone makes this a Needed. A true gem from a fantastic month.
Reviewer: sheikyerbouti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2004
Subject: the barn rocks yet again...
never heard this show but from the first couple of licks of feel like stranger they come out swinging - this is a solid 5 for variety and definately worth the listen.... whole first set is great capped with a superb let it grow.... great recording thks LMA+

i will say as an aside that set II has a number of times you are left with blue balls as you keep thinking 'oh man what are they going to do now??' and keep reverting to whats comfortable which became emblematic of many more shows going fwd - your face was only partially ripped off... this keeps the 5 for the funky jam before drums and the nobodys fault aside from that like lehigh set I is a killer....
Reviewer: Carryon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2004
Subject: Great Show, Great Memories
I saw my share of shows over a period of some 16 years or so, and my memories are mostly hazy recollections. There are, however, a few pristine moments of clarity where particular songs, or even particular licks are remembered in vivid detail. The Shakedown in this show is one of those memories. (Also the Uncle John's encore, but that was mostly because I predicted that this song was to be played before the show started.) Subjectively, I remember a weird vibe in the air and I was on the brink of a bad trip - but all this cleared away with the first chords of Shakedown. Right from the start this version starts with an authority. I remember a peeking jam which still carries me away. Now, I haven't heard a recording of this concert in two decades - I had a tape of it shortly after the concert - but that has long since been lost, and all I have had to remember this show was my memories. I know that memories can sometimes be better than the real thing - I guess I'll find out soon, once the show has finished downloading...
Reviewer: billybillyband - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2004
Subject: Cornell
Great Show and a Great Recording...Well worth the download.....What is it about Barton Hall?
Reviewer: Montana Haze - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2004
Subject: Barton hall does it again
I have not downloaded this show off this site yet, but my soundboard copy of the second set is incredibly nerve tingleing. The Shakedown is long and hot with a very sweet vocal jam. I really think that it my be the best of all time, and I'm not one to lightly throw out platitudes. The rest of the show sparkles. Particularly the Spanish jam. GDTRFB has a couple of Jerry licks that give my shivers every time. My tape has just the perfect amount of background audience in it to give you the feel of energy at the right moments, but not get in the way. I'm hoping this is the same source ......... I'll know soon enough
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